“Marriage is a wonderful invention; then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.” — Billy Connolly
A MARRIAGE MADE IN BLOOMINGTON
Good morning, babies.
I’ll be busy this Labor Day weekend making preparations for the move of The Electron Pencil’s GO! events listings to the spanking new Ryder website.
The Ryder’s long awaited foray into the interwebs is scheduled to go public Tuesday.
Now, technically it’s true Peter LoPilato’s Ryder magazine and the eponymous film series have had web presences for a while now. But those of us who were raised right know not to say anything if we have nothing good to say. Suffice it to say the new Ryder site, designed by the brains on legs that populate the Runskip website development empire, is a leap into the 21st Century.
You’ll be able to access an archive of The Ryder’s past issues, you’ll get tastes of the current issue, you’ll see the full upcoming sked for the Ryder Film Series along with interviews, think pieces, and other treats related to the movies on view all weekend long, every weekend, here in Bloomington.
And The Electron Pencil now will present the best events listings in town on The Ryder site.
So, I’ll be working today and maybe even tomorrow trying to work out the bugs and creating an attractive, useful guide for Pencillistas as well as sane, law-abiding Bloomingtonians to know what’s going on in the arts, music, cultural, sports, and education scenes here.
The Ryder and The Pencil will be the indispensable Bloomington resources for those in the know. Come to The Pencil every day for the best hot air on local, national, and world affairs, then click to The Ryder to plan your days and nights.
Simple. Effective. Easy. Helps improve brain function. The Ryder and The Pencil.
Time may change me/
But I can’t trace time.
Who else? Bowie.
Here’s how I waste my time. How about you? Share your fave sites with us via the comments section. Just type in the name of the site, not the url; we’ll find them. If we like them, we’ll include them — if not, we’ll ignore them.
❏ I Love Charts — Life as seen through charts.
❏ XKCD — “A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.”
❏ Skepchick — Women scientists look at the world and the universe.
❏ Indexed — All the answers in graph form, on index cards.
❏ I Fucking Love Science — A Facebook community of science geeks.
❏ Present/&/Correct — Fun, compelling, gorgeous and/or scary graphic designs and visual creations throughout the years and from all over the world.
❏ Flip Flop Fly Ball — Baseball as seen through infographics, haikus, song lyrics, and other odd communications devices.
❏ Mental Floss — Facts.
❏ Sodaplay — Create your own models or play with other people’s models.
❏ Eat Sleep Draw — An endless stream of artwork submitted by an endless stream of people.
❏ Big Think — Tapping the brains of notable intellectuals for their opinions, predictions, and diagnoses.
❏ The Daily Puppy — So shoot me.
Electron Pencil event listings: Music, art, movies, lectures, parties, receptions, games, benefits, plays, meetings, fairs, conspiracies, rituals, etc.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
◗ IU Art Museum — Exhibit: “Workers of the World, Unite!” through Labor Day; 10am-5pm
◗ Fourth Street between Indiana and Lincoln avenues — Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts; 10am-5pm
Fourth at Dunn streets — Spoken Word Stage, presented by Writers Guild at Bloomington
◗ Third Street Park — First annual Bloomington Garlic Festival; 10am-7pm
◗ Dagom Gaden Tensungling Monastery — Introductory course on Buddhist philosophy and meditation; 10-11am, every Sunday through November 18th
◗ Bloomington Playwrights Project — Musical: “Working”; 2pm
◗ IU Bill Armstrong Stadium — Hoosier men’s soccer vs. San Diego State; 2pm
◗ The Player’s Pub — Music: Tom Rosznowski; 6pm
◗ Bear’s Place — Ryder Film Series: “The Queen of Versailles”; 9pm
◗ The Bishop — Music: TV Mike & the Scarecrows, The Dead Winter Carpenters, Whippoorwill; 10pm
◗ Upland Brewing Company — Music: TV Mike & the Scarecrows, The Dead Winter Carpenters; 9pm
◗ Ivy Tech Waldron Center — Exhibits:
“40 Years of Artists from Pygmalion’s”; through September 1st
◗ IU Art Museum — Exhibits:
“A Tribute to William Zimmerman,” wildlife artist; through September 9th
Willi Baumeister, “Baumeister in Print”; through September 9th
Annibale and Agostino Carracci, “The Bolognese School”; through September 16th
“Contemporary Explorations: Paintings by Contemporary Native American Artists”; through October 14th
David Hockney, “New Acquisitions”; through October 21st
Utagawa Kuniyoshi, “Paragons of Filial Piety”; through fall semester 2012
Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Weston, & Harry Callahan, “Intimate Models: Photographs of Husbands, Wives, and Lovers”; through December 31st
“French Printmaking in the Seventeenth Century”; through December 31st
◗ IU SoFA Grunwald Gallery — Exhibits:
“Media Life,” drawings and animation by Miek von Dongen; through September 15th
“Axe of Vengeance: Ghanaian Film Posters and Film Viewing Culture”; through September 15th